Japan's New Stealth Fighter: A Hybrid Mix of the F-22 and F-35?

| April 24, 2019

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he Japanese government wants to develop a new, radar-evading warplane by combining elements of the U.S. F-22 and F-35 stealth fighters. And now U.S. authorities are signalling they’ll release to Japan the secret technology that would make the hybrid fighter possible. Japan has been here before. In the 1980s and ‘90s Japan licensed aspects of Lockheed Martin’s iconic F-16 fighter design and produced the F-2, a Japanese F-16 variant with a bigger wing and better electronics.But the F-2 proved to be outrageously expensive. A uniquely Japanese stealth fighter, which would replace the small F-2 force, likewise could prove prohibitively pricey. The United States has proposed disclosing some of the top-secret details of its state-of-the-art F-35 stealth fighter jet to Japan to encourage joint development of an aircraft that will succeed the Air Self-Defense Force’s F-2 fighter,” The Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper reported.

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